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Odds & Ends: See Inside Sutton Foster’s House & More!

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first_img View Comments Watch Hugh Jackman Tease the Tonys Have we mentioned recently that we can’t stop bouncing in our office chairs in anticipation of the Tony awards on June 8? Stoking our excitement still further is the below video of the cermony’s host Hugh Jackman teasing us (and Jimmy Fallon) about what we’ll be seeing at Radio City Music Hall. Seriously, how can it not be June 8 already? Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Star Files Sutton Foster The Vagina Monologues in English, Via Spanish Los Monólogos de la Vagina, the Spanish language version of Eve Ensler’s notorious show, will make complimentary English translation headsets available to audience members from June 3. The production is playing at the Westside Theatre, where it opened on May 18. It is the first time that a mainstream off-Broadway theater has hosted an ongoing run of a commercial Spanish language play. Our Town Will Have London Premiere The Almeida Theatre’s fall season will include the London premiere of David Cromer’s acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which played off-Broadway 2009-10. The intimate, stripped back version of the classic play will run October 9 through November 29, with opening night set for October 17. The venue has a strong track record for transferring shows to the West End, most recently King Charles III. See Inside Sutton Foster’s House! Violet Tony nominee Sutton Foster has opened the doors of her getaway cottage on Greenwood Lake to the Wall Street Journal. Her big worry about spending time at the idyllic spot? “I’m afraid a bear is going to open the front door, come upstairs in the middle of the night and get me.” Hugh Jackmanlast_img read more

Indonesia wages war against coronavirus misinformation as hoaxes spread online

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first_imgOther misinformation, such as the notion that drinking boiled garlic water can cure the coronavirus, had also spread on social media, prompting health authorities to reassert that no vaccines or medicines have been developed as of yet.”Please don’t immediately forward information that is still not verified yet,” Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate advised the public during a press conference on Monday.The ministry had taken steps to fight against the spread of misinformation by blocking internet content that disseminated the hoaxes, Antara reported.The ministry also regularly submits posts that counter hoaxes on its website kominfo.go.id. Topics : Read also: As coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media, Facebook removes postsJohnny said it was currently mulling over sending information to smartphone users through text messages in SMS blasts to alert the public about avoiding dubious sources.The ministry’s director general of information applications, Samuel Abrijani Pangerapan, said the government in cooperation with the police would take stern action against those who disseminated false information.Previously, social media giant Facebook announced that it would fight against misinformation, saying in a blog post that it would take down content about the virus “with false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities,” Reuters reported.Chinese authorities confirmed on Monday that the coronavirus had killed at least 360 in China – exceeding the death toll of 349 in the mainland from the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak. More than 16,400 people in more than 20 countries had been infected with the virus, AFP reported. (afr)center_img The Indonesian government has decided to wage a war against misinformation about China’s deadly coronavirus on social media, as dozens of hoaxes about the new virus have been circulating online over the past two weeks.The Communications and Information Ministry revealed on Monday that 54 hoaxes about the novel coronavirus – which was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan – disseminated on social media platforms and messaging apps from Jan. 23 to Feb. 3.According to the ministry, the hoaxes include false information that some patients in Indonesia had died after being infected by the coronavirus, despite the fact that the archipelago has yet to confirm any cases to date.last_img read more

Semi Finals capture center stage as Nelson City Soccer winds down

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first_imgIt’s semi final weekend in Nelson City Soccer as all three leagues wind down.The action kicks off Saturday in the Leo’s Men’s Open.League winner Innkeepers host U17 Nelson Selects in one semi final while defending champion Old Dogs FC battle Kootenay Co-op.Both games commence at 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside. Sunday, regular season champ Club Inter tackles Bia Boro in one semi while Jackson’s Hole hosts Real Nelson.Both Bia Boro and Real Nelson stayed alive in the post season with quarter final wins.Real Nelson edged Ted Allen’s 5-4 while Bia Boro got past Red Dog 2-1.Both games go at 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside.Earlier Sunday the women’s take over the pitch as four teams remain alive in the Finley’s Ladies Rec League.Regular season champ Lily Whites meet Red Dog in one semi while Selkirk Eyecare host Fire Balls.Both games begin at 2:15 p.m.All winners advance to the league finals next week.last_img read more

Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike raises cash for Pulpit Rock Trails

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first_imgThird, and first woman, was Jacqueline Skands, who reached the flagpole in a time of 38 minutes.A total of 51 participants competed in the race, with half the runners finishing a Pulpit Rock — the halfway spot in the race.The race, which raised $910, was a fundraiser for the Friends of Pulpit Rock Committee.“The money will be used to improve the trail,” said Cody Abbey of Maverick Fitness, one of the many sponsors of the race.Others included Gerick Cycle, Vince Devitos Shoes and Lakeside Physiotherapy.“(Funds) will be used to take out some of the really steep sections — making (Pulpit Rock Trails) more accessible to everyone,” Abby explained.“(And) to expand the trails at the top and perform further maintenance including improving conditions to CBC tower (at the top of Elephant Mountain),” Abbey adds.Abbey said donations are still being accepted at Vince DeVito’s Shoes at 411 Hall Street in Nelson until Wednesday. Most racers have difficulty running on flat ground.However, 16-year-old Keiran Marchand found the very steep hills of Elephant Mountain just fine as the Nelsonite captured top honours in the First Annual Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike Sunday north of the Heritage City.Marchand, who runs for the L.V. Rogers crosscountry team, reached the finish line at the flagpole on Elephant Mountain above Pulpit Rock in a time of 31 minutes, 29 seconds.Second was Scott Leger, approximately 30 seconds behind Marchand.last_img read more


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first_imgRichard Baltas2744415%44%$265,813 REDDAM’S DRIVER WAS A ‘BLABBERMOUTH!’Despite rumors to the contrary, Blabimir was not named after sometimes-laconic trainer Vladimir Cerin. However, the three-year-old son of Tapizar was named after a fellow whose first name is Vladimir.Tom Knust, agent for Mario Gutierrez, the go-to rider for owner Paul Reddam, who has been known to challenge The Jockey Club when submitting names of horses, tells the tale.“Paul was going to fly with his wife (Zillah) on a surprise birthday trip to San Francisco for dinner,” Knust said, “so he hired a limousine to take them to the airport, and the chauffeur’s name was Vladimir. Paul took him aside and told him, ‘Don’t say ANTHING to my wife about it.It’s a surprise. Just take us to the airport and I’ll surprise her when we get there.’“But as soon as they get into the limo, the driver turns around and says, ‘In 20 minutes, we’ll be at the airport!’“Paul, completely frustrated, blurts out, ‘Blabimir!’“That’s how the horse got his name.”FINISH LINES: Congrats to Fredys Saldarriaga of nearby Duarte on winning $1,000 in Santa Anita’s Mystery Mutuel Contest. Saldarriaga has been a patron at Santa Anita since 1984 and loves playing the races. Patrons can join Santa Anita’s THOROUGHBREDS Club for the next Mystery Mutuel Contest. The Main THOROUGHBREDS Center is located on the first floor of the Grandstand . . . With four wins from only nine starters, a 44 percent clip, including Skye Diamonds in Saturday’s eighth race, Bill Spawr is off to a rousing start through the Winter Meet’s first eight days, but the long-time Southern California fixture is taking it in stride. “It goes in streaks,” Spawr said. “It can go the other way, too, but it’s been good so far.” . . . With more rain imminent and the main track closed for training Sunday morning, there were 94 recorded workouts on Santa Anita’s dirt training track, 32 by horses from the Doug O’Neill barn . . . Santa Anita offers holiday racing and Dollar Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16. Beers, sodas and hot dogs will be a buck apiece all day long. The feature race is the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf . . . Trainer Steve Knapp reports that 2015 Las Flores Stakes winner Harlington’s Rose recently was sold to WinStar Farm as a broodmare . . . There is a single Pick Six Jackpot ticket carryover of $108,893.75 into Sunday’s races. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SAN FELIPE LOOMS FOR SHAM WINNER GORMLEYBALTAS HOPES HIS CLAIMING SUCCESS CONTINUESWHAT’S IN A NAME? NO SURPRISE WITH BLABIMIR MYSTERY VOUCHER WORTH $1,000 TO DUARTE MAN Victor Espinoza1733418%59%$189,785 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 7) Jerry Hollendorfer2436513%58%$353,329 Flavien Prat3884521%45%$559,018 GORMLEY ‘LOOKS GOOD’ AFTER SHAM VICTORYGormley was as fresh and bright as the dry, sunny Sunday morning after his excitinghead victory over favored American Anthem in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes, the West’s first graded steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8.“He looked really good this morning,” trainer John Shirreffs said of the son of Malibu Moon owned by Jerry and Ann Moss. “I’m extremely proud of the way he ran and battled it out. It was a great duel down the stretch with both horses.            “Two great jockeys going at it, two promising young horses going at it. That’s what racing is all about.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome and Triple Crown king American Pharoah, Horse of the Year in 2015, Gormley dueled with even-money favorite American Anthem virtually from the start of the one-mile race, prevailing in a stiff drive outside of American Anthem, ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith.American Anthem was in receipt of five pounds from Gormley, who carried 124.Shirreffs mentioned the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles as a likely spot for Gormley’s next race.Bob Baffert reported that American Anthem came out of his game effort in good order.“I was happy with his race,” he said. Martin Pedroza2655319%50%$183,750 Doug O’Neill3753514%35%$214,148 Peter Miller1954326%63%$292,755 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.3452015%21%$238,290 Kent Desormeaux3153516%42%$499,573center_img Corey Nakatani1432021%36%$164,450 Rafael Bejarano3243813%47%$356,173 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tyler Baze4175417%39%$327,047 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won BALTAS HOPES CLAIM TO FAME CONTINUES IN LA CANADA            Richard Baltas hopes his skill and luck at the claiming game continues next Saturday when he runs Enduring Erin in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.The trainer struck gold yesterday when Watch This Cat, claimed for $32,000 last June, roiled to an 8 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes under Corey Nakatani. It was the third straight win for the five-year-old daughter of Eskendereya.“We claimed Enduring Erin for $40,000 (last July) and she’s won two out of three since,” Baltas said. “It looks like a small field so we thought we’d give it a try.”The La Canada would mark the first stakes start for Enduring Erin, who would be making her 33rd career start. Owned in part by Baltas and Paymaster Racing, the seven-year-old mare sired by Kela in Kentucky has seven wins, three seconds and seven thirds, with earnings of $244,433.Vale Dori looms a prohibitive favorite in the La Canada, having won the Grade II Bayakoa at Del Mar by three lengths on Dec. 3 and an overnight race by 10 ¼ prior to that. Mike Smith rides the five-year-old Argentine-bred mare for Bob Baffert.Val Dori worked four furlongs on a “good” training track Sunday in 49.80.Autumn Flower, sixth in the Bayakoa, also is probable for the La Canada, trainer Dan Hendricks said. Drayden Van Dyke rides the daughter of Flower Alley. Mario Gutierrez2032415%45%$149,691 Luis Contreras2132514%48%$147,594 Drayden Van Dyke3445012%26%$188,900 William Spawr940244%67%$134,541 John Sadler1244333%92%$202,304 Philip D’Amato1433421%71%$355,980last_img read more

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